Google Account Linking with third-party apps & services

Google Account Linking gives Google some access to certain features to your account on a third-party app or service. Third parties are companies or developers that aren’t Google.

For example, you may link your account on a streaming music service to your Google Account, then ask Google Assistant to play a song or resume a podcast.

Important: When you use Google Account Linking, we don’t share Google Account data with the third-party app or service. Learn more about what data is shared.

Where you’ve linked your Google Account

View linked accounts

Learn how to manage or delete linked accounts.

Link your Google Account

Link from a Google product

You may get a prompt to link to a third-party app or service while you use a Google product such as Google Assistant or Google Shopping.

To complete this process:

  1. Open the third-party app or service and navigate to the sign-in page.
  2. Tap Sign in with Google.
  3. Tap Agree and link.

The animated graphic shows the steps you need to take to complete the linking process.  To begin, you will see a consent screen with information about what Google will be able to do after the process is completed. You will then be redirected to the third-party website to log in and consent to sharing your data with Google. If you choose to continue, you will be redirected back to the Google app and the linking process will be completed.

Tip: This process may vary with different third-party apps or services.

When the third-party app or service allows it, you can complete this process within the Google product.

The animated graphic shows the steps you take to complete the simplified linking process within a Google app.  You will be prompted to give the third-party app permission to view your basic Google account profile information, including your email address, which the third-party app will use to check if you already have a user account on their app. If an account associated with your email is found, you will be prompted to consent to complete the linking process. Otherwise, you will be notified to use your email address to create an account on the third-party app to complete the linking process.

Some third-party apps or services let you link to Google within their app or service.

The animated graphic illustrates the steps involved in completing the linking process within the third party app.  To begin the linking process, you will see a consent screen with information about what Google will be able to do after the process is completed. If you choose to continue, you will be redirected to the installed third-party app, where you will need to consent to complete the linking process. You will then be redirected back to the Google app, and the linking process will be completed.

Link from a third-party app or service

Some third-party apps or services let you link your Google Account directly from their app or service. When you get a prompt to link your account:

  1. In the third-party app or service, select the Google Account you want to link.
  2. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Tip: This process may vary in different third-party apps or services.

Know the benefits of Google Account Linking

This helps you enjoy personalized experiences like:

  • Use your Google Assistant to place an order on a third-party app or service.
  • Play music from a streaming service.
  • Control your Smart Home connected devices, like lights or a thermostat, with the Google Home app and Google Assistant.
  • Find history on another device with Google TV.

Common questions about linked accounts

How can I manage or delete linked accounts?

Important: If you delete a connection you might not be able to use some features from the third-party app or service with your Google Account.

To check the apps and services linked to your Google Account:

  1. Go to Third-party apps & services.
  2. In the list of connections, find the third-party app or service.
  3. Tap or click See details.
    • Optional: Tap or click Delete all connections.
Can I use Google Account Linking without a Google Account?

No. To use Google Account Linking, you need a Google Account and an account with the third-party app or service. As part of the linking process, you must also sign in to your Google Account.

Is Google Account Linking the same as “Sign in with Google”?

No, “Sign in with Google” lets you easily and securely sign in to third-party apps or services with your Google Account. Learn more about Sign in with Google.

This feature allows your data from the third-party app or service to be shared with Google to use features of that app or service with your Google Account. Learn more about what data is shared.

Which Google products let me link my third-party accounts?

You can link your Google Account to a third-party app or service from Google products like:

  • Google Assistant: Place an order on a third-party app or service.
  • Google Home: Control Smart Home connected devices, like lights or a thermostat.
  • Google TV:Improve recommendations or find content on another device on the Continue Watching row.
Does Google Account Linking share my Google Account data?

In some cases, some limited information may be shared, but you need to give your consent before that happens. The third-party app or service only shares the data with Google that is necessary to use. Learn more about what data is shared.

If I have more than one Google Account, which one is linked?

We use the Google Account that you’re signed in to. If you want to link a different Google Account, you need to switch to that account before you can complete the linking process with the third-party app or service.

Do I need an account on the third-party app or service?

Yes: to complete the linking process, you must have an account on the third-party app or service. If you don’t have an existing account with the third party, you may get a prompt to create one.

How do I keep track of where I use Google Account linking?

At any time, you can review all third-party apps and services linked to your Google Account.

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